About 250 parents were on campus on Thursday, October 16, for the first day of Parents Weekend. The dayʻs activities included class visits at the Middle and Upper Schools, presentations by Special Agent Arnold Laʻanui, Lewis and Clark College, and HPA guidance counselors, and lunch in the Village Campus Dining Room and in the Taylor Commons Dining Hall. Kevin MacLennan, University of Colorado, Boulder, director of admission was the featured speaker.
The purpose of these trips is to immerse students in life-changing learning and leadership experiences. They are designed for students to have experiences that focus on global issues, support cultural and second language learning, and includes activities that reinforce the themes of sustainability and global citizenship.
In February, students in Aaron Schorn’s Digital Journalism class heard from guest lecturer Valerie Reynolds, a social media and marketing consultant and owner of My Way Media. Reynolds spoke about how influential social media has become to businesses and the digital marketplace.
Students from Mrs. Grant’s third grade class recently visited the Energy Lab as a part of their unit on the solar system. The class interacted with current Upper School students and learned about their independent research projects. In addition, students participated in an activity with robotics teacher, Steven Halstead, who demonstrated how robots could throw small bean bags.
The Thirty-Ninth Annual Horse Show, featuring Jumping and Play Day events, will be held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, at the school’s Upper Campus in Waimea. The event is free and open to the public.
The final evening of the 2015 Olympics opened with a Hawaiian ʻOli by Kumu Malani DeAguiarʻs Hawaiian language students. The employee Lip Sync set the tone for the evening with spirited performances that included appearances by the “men in black,” and Headmaster Lindsay Barnesʻ performance in the employee finale, “Eye of the Tiger.”
During spring break, HPA students in grades 8-12 and their teacher chaperones are embarking on a 12-day journey to learn about China, its culture, and language.
Coordinated by the World Leadership School and the Pacific Asian Affairs Council (PAAC), the purpose of this trip is to immerse students in life-changing learning and leadership experiences. This trip is designed for students to have experiences that focus on global issues, support cultural and second language learning, and includes activities that reinforce the themes of sustainability and global citizenship.